Nicolas Cage Is Finally Getting The Chance To Play Superman (Sort Of)

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Warner Bros. Animation announced this week that Cage will voice Superman in a cameo role for the upcoming Teen Titans Go! movie. He was also infamously attached to Tim Burton's Superman Lives, which has become one of the most infamous unmade comic book movies of all time.

And now he'll finally get to play Superman. or at least voice him.

Having moved through pre-production with a script and casting all wrapped up, the film was cancelled just before shooting started - leaving Nicholas and his infamous Superman skinsuit on the comic book crossover trash heap. And, of course, the rest of the show's original core cast will be reprising their roles as Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy. Appearing alongside regular cast members Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Greg Cipes, he'll be joined in the Justice League by Halsey as Wonder Woman and Lil Yachty as Green Lantern.

Henry Cavill will not be playing Superman in one of DC's next feature-length outings. Instead, this Man of Steel will be filtered through the ridiculous prism of the Teen Titans' cartoonish world.

Cage is a self-proclaimed Superman obsessive. For more on Cage's past attempts to play Superman, seek out the documentary The Death of Superman Lives, which is where the above image of Cage in costume comes from.

"It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is". With some madcap ideas and a few musical numbers ready to bust out, the Titans head to Tinsel Town to persuade a hotshot director (Kristen) to help.

The latest Teen Titans GO! film, for instance, is the ideal opportunity to fulfill the actor's lifelong dream, and he was sure to leap (tall buildings in a single bound) at the opportunity. "The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line".